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Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


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My Biography & Research


I’m a board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physician with extensive clinical experience in the rapid assimilation of knowledge and application of clinical skills required during the initial presentation of critically ill and injured children. My passions are focused on generating evidence on emergent stratification and treatment of children and mentoring the next generation of academic pediatric emergency medicine physicians.

Through a continual stream of external funding during my career, I have worked to both advance the care of acutely injured children and implement strategies to prevent these injuries. My former amateur athletic pursuits as a figure skater and my family's involvement in myriad competitive sports spurred my research focus of interest in traumatic brain injuries. My goal is to improve the patient-centered outcomes of these children by quantifying the extent of damage through the use of clinical findings and biomarkers and implementing evidence-based treatment strategies.

My experience has allowed me to help train the next generation of physicians at the bedside and in our translational research lab. At Cincinnati Children’s, I play an integral role on the Emergency Medicine Research Committee and the Prehospital Care Committee, and I am co-director of the Acute Care Research Core of the Cincinnati Academic Health Center's Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training. Since its inception in 2001, I have held numerous leadership positions in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network, a national research network, and currently serve as the HOMERUN nodal primary investigator, leading the HOMERUN node, comprised of Cincinnati Children’s, St. Louis Children’s and Children’s Wisconsin.

Research Interests

Pediatric injury; traumatic brain injury; prehospital care

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Emergency Medicine

Research Divisions

Emergency Medicine

My Education

MD: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ, 1995.

MS: University of Cincinnati, Clinical and Translational Science, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

Residency: Pediatrics, Yale - New Haven Children's Hospital, 1998.

Fellowship: Pediatric Emergencey Medicine, Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2001.

Certification: General Pediatrics, 1998, 2005; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2002, 2012.

My Publications

Early Exposure of Fosphenytoin, Levetiracetam, and Valproic Acid After High-Dose Intravenous Administration in Young Children With Benzodiazepine-Refractory Status Epilepticus. Sathe, AG; Mishra, U; Ivaturi, V; Brundage, RC; Cloyd, JC; Elm, JJ; Chamberlain, JM; Silbergleit, R; Kapur, J; Lowenstein, DH; et al. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 2021; 61:763-768.

Early Neurologic Recovery, Practice Pattern Variation, and the Risk of Endotracheal Intubation Following Established Status Epilepticus. Rosenthal, ES; Elm, JJ; Ingles, J; Rogers, AJ; Terndrup, TE; Holsti, M; Thomas, DG; Babcock, L; Okada, PJ; Lipsky, RH; et al. Neurology. 2021; 96:e2372-e2386.

Predicting Post-Concussion Symptom Recovery in Adolescents Using a Novel Artificial Intelligence. Fleck, DE; Ernest, N; Asch, R; Adler, CM; Cohen, K; Yuan, W; Kunkel, B; Krikorian, R; Wade, SL; Babcock, L. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2021; 38:830-836.

User experience (re)design and evaluation of a self-guided, mobile health app for adolescents with mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Schmidt, M; Fisher, AP; Sensenbaugh, J; Ling, B; Rietta, C; Babcock, L; Kurowski, BG; Wade, SL. Journal of Formative Design in Learning. 2020; 4:51-64.

Acute care research competencies for clinical research professionals. Schuckman, S; Babcock, L; Spinner, C; Adeoye, O; Gomaa, D; Pritts, T; Kissela, BM; Lindsell, CJ; Knapke, JM. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 2020; 4:485-492.

Intravenous Magnesium in Asthma Pharmacotherapy: Variability in Use in the PECARN Registry. Johnson, MD; Zorc, JJ; Nelson, DS; Casper, TC; Cook, LJ; Finkelstein, Y; Babcock, L; Bajaj, L; Chamberlain, JM; Grundmeier, RW; et al. Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 220:165-174.e2.

Efficacy of levetiracetam, fosphenytoin, and valproate for established status epilepticus by age group (ESETT): a double-blind, responsive-adaptive, randomised controlled trial. Chamberlain, JM; Kapur, J; Shinnar, S; Elm, J; Holsti, M; Babcock, L; Rogers, A; Barsan, W; Cloyd, J; Lowenstein, D; et al. The Lancet. 2020; 395:1217-1224.

Randomized Trial of Three Anticonvulsant Medications for Status Epilepticus. Kapur, J; Elm, J; Chamberlain, JM; Barsan, W; Cloyd, J; Lowenstein, D; Shinnar, S; Conwit, R; Meinzer, C; Cock, H; et al. New England Journal of Medicine. 2019; 381:2103-2113.

Characterization of Children with Septic Shock Cared for by Emergency Medical Services. Depinet, HE; Eckerle, M; Semenova, O; Meinzen-Derr, J; Babcock, L. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2019; 23:491-500.

Emergency Department Care of Young Children at Risk for Traumatic Brain Injury: What Are We Doing and Do Parents Understand?. Reilly, C; Zhang, N; Babcock, L; Wade, SL; Rhine, T. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2019; 35:468-473.